Sebastian’s Voodoo (2008) – Director: Joaquin Baldwin

Title: Sebastian’s Voodoo
Year: 2008
Country: USA
Director: Joaquin Baldwin
Writer: Joaquin Baldwin
Producer: Joaquin Baldwin
Production Company: Pixel Nitrate

Plot Summary:

A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death.

Short film by Joaquin Baldwin followed by Skype Q&A by Short Indies and Small & Creepy Films

Pluto’s Gate Discovered: The Plutonium ‘Gate To Hell’ Found In Ancient City Of Hierapolis

Hell is a hard place to describe in detail, since, after all, going there would require dying first. But in an effort to find out what the ancient version of the underworld looked like, archaeologists may have unearthed the gateway to Hades.

According to the Italian news agency ANSA, a team of archeologists working in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey claims to have located the Plutonium, or Pluto’s Gate an ancient pilgrim site considered the entryway to the underworld. A small cave near the temple of Apollo, the Plutonium grew in association with death from deadly gases it emitted.

Francesco D’Andria of the University of Salento announced the discovery during a press conference in Turkey in mid-March, according to La Gazzetta Del Mezzogiorno.

D’Andria told Discovery News he also found remains of the temple, a pool used by pilgrims and a series of steps.

“We could see the cave’s lethal properties during the excavation. Several birds died as they tried to get close to the warm opening, instantly killed by the carbon dioxide fumes,” D’Andria added, according to Discovery News.

Austin Considine explains for VICE that the cave is a natural phenomenon, and that similar “openings in the earth’s crust” can be found elsewhere:

Such noxious portals are found around the globe. Undoubtedly the coolest, a modern day hell gate in Turkmenistan has been burning for over 40 years (the geologists who accidentally created it decided to light it on fire to protect locals from the gases, and it’s been burning ever since).
Famous authors such as Roman statesman Cicero and the Greek geographer Strabus wrote about the Plutonium during their respective eras. Alister Filippini, a researcher in Roman history at the Universities of Palermo, called the find at Hierapolis exceptional to Discovery News, saying “it confirms and clarifies the information we have from the ancient literary and historic sources.”

Hierapolis, near the modern Turkish city of Pamukkale, has been labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site and sees more than 1.5 million visitors each year. Francesco D’Andria has been excavating in the area for years, and in 2011, he claimed to have located the tomb of Saint Philip, one of Jesus’ apostles.

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Click (2010) – Director: William Prince

Title: Click
Year: 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Director: William Prince
Writer: William Prince
Producer: Tony Dixon, Kate O’Hara, Catherine Jeffrey
Production Company: UK Film Council and Screen Yorkshire

Plot Summary:

At the end of a long day, five children look to fill in the remaining hours of sunlight before they return home. Bored, and looking for a new playground, they enter an imposing, decaying building that has been empty for years. Abandoned and distressed, the building stands alone in its surroundings. No other buildings dare approach. A warning to visitors the children should have noticed as one by one they discover why we are afraid of the dark.

Cargo (2013) – Director: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke

Title: Cargo
Year: 2013
Country: Australia
Director: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
Writer: Yolanda Ramke
Producer: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke, Marcus Newman & Daniel Foeldes
Production Company: Dreaming Tree Productions

Plot Summary:

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.

Wyrmwood (2013) – Director: Kiah Roache-Turner

Title: Wyrmwood
Year: 2013
Country: Australia
Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
Writer: Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner
Production Company: Guerrilla Films
Funded by: Kickstarter (partial)

Plot Summary:

Barry (Gallagher) is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. On the road he teams up with Chalker, a fellow survivor, and together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland. (Source:

Think Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead …

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I Love Sarah Jane (2008) – Director: Spencer Susser

Title: I Love Sarah Jane
Year: 2008
Country: Australia
Director: Spencer Susser
Writer: David Michôd, Spencer Susser
Production Company: Aquarius Films
Funded by: Qoob

Plot Summary:

A bunch of teenagers in a ghost town, full of death and desolation, where adults have turned into zombies. Among them, stands Jimbo (Brad Ashby), madly in love with Sarah Jane (Mia Wasikowska). This is the second short film (the first being Spider) funded by Qoob. Directed by Spencer Susser, who also co-wrote the script with Australian author/director David Michod, this film has been selected in major festivals across the world (among which Sundance ’08) and won 4 prizes so far.

Silent Retreat (2013) – Director: Tricia Lee

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Logline: In this quiet horror film, Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive, and if she breaks the rules, she’ll discover what lurks beyond the trees …

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